More Than 2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Over Alleged Smoke, Fire Danger

By ABC News

Sep 12, 2013 7:00am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of more than 2 million dehumidifiers involving 12 separate brands. The devices can overheat, smoke and catch fire, according to the CPSC, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

The recall involves 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, 45-, 50-, 65- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. The devices were all manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, of China, according to a press release from the CPSC.

About 2.2 million of the dehumidifiers were sold in the United States and 52,500 were sold in Canada.

Consumers are being advised to immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full refund.

There have been reports of 165 incidents involving the affected devices, the CPSC said, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. There have been no reports of injuries.

Click HERE to contact Gree about the recall, and click HERE to make an incident or injury report relating to these products to the CPSC. Consumers also may call the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054) with questions about at recall.

Below is the full list of recalled dehumidifiers, including brand and model numbers, capacity and date code range.

Danby or Premiere
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range   
DDR3011                                30-pint                                    All units
DDR30P                                  30-pint                                    All units
DDR4511                                45-pint                                    All units
DDR45P                                  45-pint                        All units
DDR6511                                65-pint                                    All units
DDR65CHP                            65-pint                                    All units
De’Longhi or SuperClima
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range
DDSE30                                  30-pint                                    All units
DDSE40                                  40-pint                                    All units
DG50                                      50-pint                                    All units
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range
FEDH-MAH030-C15             30-pint                                    All units
FEDH-MAH070-C15             70-pint                                    All units
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range
13-06030                                 50-pint                                    All units
13-06031                                 70-pint                                    All units
Model number                        Pint capacity              Date code range
FDB30R1                                30-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDB50R1                                50-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDB70R1                                70-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDD25S1                                25-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDF50S1                                 50-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDF70S1                                 70-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDL30R1                                30-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDL50R1                                50-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDL50S1                                50-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDL70R1                                70-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDL70S1                                70-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDM30R1                               30-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
FDR30S1                                30-pint                                    01/07 through 09/08
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range   
13-06090                                 30-pint                        All units
13-06091                                 45-pint                        All units
13-06092                                 50-pint                        All units
13-06093                                 70-pint                        All units
GDN20AH-K4EAB1A           20-pint                                    All units
GDN20AH-K5EBB3A           20-pint                                    All units
GDN30AE-A3EBA8A            30-pint                                    All units
GDN30AH-A4EBB1A           30-pint                                    All units
GDN40AH-A4EBB1A           40-pint                                    All units
GDN45AH-A3EBB2A           45-pint                                    All units
GDN50AF-A3EBA8A            50-pint                                    All units
GDN50AF-A3EBA8B            50-pint                                    All units
GDN70AF-A3EBA8A            70-pint                                    All units
GDN70AF-A3EBB3A            70-pint                                    All units
GDN70AI-A3EBB2A             70-pint                                    All units
GDNE30AEBA1A8A             30-pint                                    All units
GDNE40AEBA1A8A            40-Pint                         All units
GDNE50AFBA1A8A             50-pint                                    All units
GDNE65AFBA1A8A             65-pint                                    All units
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range       
407.52301210                         30-pint                        2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52501210                         50-pint                        2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52701210                         70-pint                        2012-04 through 2012-09
407.52702210                         70-pint                        2012-04 through 2012-08
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range
NPDH30PG                            30-pint                                    All units
Model number                        Capacity                     Date code range
DH450S                                  50-pint                                    All units
DH470S                                  70-pint                                    All units
Model Number                       Capacity                     Date code range
CFM-25E                                25-pint                                    All units
CFM-40E                                40-pint                                    All units
DP1-50-03A                           50-pint                        032610
GL-DEH-30-1                         30-pint                                    1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-45-2                         45-pint                                    1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-50-2L2                    50-pint                                    1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-50-2Q2                    50-pint                                    1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-70-2S2                    70-pint                                    1211 through 0612
GL-DEH-70P-2S2                  70-pint                                    0112 through 0612
GM-DEH-30M-1L2               30-pint                                    010512 through 061412
GM-DEH-30M-1R2               30-pint                                    010512 through 061412
GM-DEH-45-1                       45-pint                                    122511 through 062112
GM-DEH-70-1S2                   70-pint                                    010512 through 062112
SG-DEH-25-4                         25-pint                                    032711 through 081712
SG-DEH-30-2                         30-pint                                    032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-30B-1                      30-pint                                    011210 through 041310
SG-DEH-30M-1                     30-pint                                    010510 through 071512
SG-DEH-30M-1A                  30-pint                                    121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-30M-1L2                 30-pint                                    010510 through 071512
SG-DEH-30M-1R2                 30-pint                                    010510 through 071512
SG-DEH-45-1                         45-pint                                    010610 through 071512
SG-DEH-45-1A                      45-pint                                    121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-45-2                         45-pint                                    032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-50-2                         50-pint                                    010712 through 010712
SG-DEH-70-1                         70-pint                                    010610 through 071512
SG-DEH-70-1A                      70-pint                                    121510 through 111011
SG-DEH-70-2                         70-pint                                    032711 through 050712
SG-DEH-70-2S2                     70-pint                                    032711 through 050712
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